Dr Hooman Samani
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Dr Hooman Samani

Lecturer in Machine Learning, AI for Robotics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Hooman Samani is a Lecturer in Machine Learning, AI for Robotics at the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, UK. He is the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

He has worked as an associate professor and the founder and director of the AIART (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) lab at National Taipei University of Taiwan. He holds a PhD degree in Robotics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has worked as a Research Fellow at the Keio-NUS CUTE Centre, a joint research centre between NUS and Keio University of Japan.

He is actively serving several robotics and AI related journals and conferences as editorial board member, organizing committee member, workshop organizer and reviewer. Apart from academia, he has work experience in Philips and Posco as well as R&D projects in different industrial sectors that have rounded-out his experiences. He was featured in many international media such as Discovery Channel, New Scientist and Reuters, starring his research in robotics. In tandem with his research in robotics, he has participated and won several international RoboCup competitions.

He is a proponent of "the best way to predict the future is to create it". He enjoys the serendipity of traveling without planning as a real life implementation of SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) and Reinforcement Learning (Taking actions in an environment to maximize the notion of cumulative reward). In his spare time, he plays guitar when he is in the mood and tennis when he is not.

Personal website: www.hoomansamani.com

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • ROCO224: Introduction to Robotics
  • ROCO507: Advanced Robot Design and Prototyping

Research

Research

Research interests

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, AI for Robotics, Machine Learning, Human - Robot Interaction, Social and Service Robots

Research videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKgMTlvSHyq4CF7mClq1_gg/videos

Publications

Publications

Other Publications

· H. Samani (2022) Robotics for Pandemics, ISBN: 1032048735, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1032048735/

C. L. Chung, H. Samani, L.Y. Yu and C. Y. Yang (2021) Social and Safety Monitoring for Pandemic with YOLOJournal of Industrial Mechatronics, Presented in 2021 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2021), IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-19 Aug 2021.

. D. B. Chen, H. Samani, C. Y. Yang and G. E. Jan (2021) Crowd Monitoring for Pandemic using Mask R-CNN, Journal of Industrial Mechatronics, Presented in 2021 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2021), IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-19 Aug 2021.

· B. B. Chen, C. L. Chung and H. Samani (2020) Action Detection and Anomaly Analysis Visual System using Deep Learning for Robots in Pandemic Situation, 2020 International Automatic Control Conference (CACS 2020), IEEE, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 4-7 Nov 2020.

· Y. C. Wu, P. Y. Shih, L. P. Chen, C. C. Wang and H. Samani (2020) Towards Underwater Sustainability using ROV Equipped with Deep Learning System, 2020 International Automatic Control Conference (CACS 2020), IEEE, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 4-7 Nov 2020.

· C. C. Wang and H. Samani (2020) Object Detection using Transfer Learning for Underwater Robot, 2020 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2020), IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, 19-21 Aug 2020.

. C. Shiranthika, N. Premakumara, H. L. Chiu, H. Samani, C. Shyalika and C. Y. Yang (2020) Human Activity Recognition Using CNN & LSTM, 5th International Conference on Information Technology Research (ICITR 2020), Sri Lanka, 2-4 Dec 2020.

. Y. W. Kao, H. Samani, S. C. Tasi, B. Jalaian, N. Suri & M. Lee (2019) Intelligent Search, Rescue, and Disaster Recovery via Internet of Things, 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS), IEEE, Aarhus, Denmark, 17-21 June 2019.

· M. C. Yang, H. Samani, K. Zhu (2019) Emergency-Response Locomotion of Hexapod Robot with Heuristic Reinforcement Learning Using Q-Learning, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-25 Aug 2019, pp. 320-329. Springer.

. C. C. Wang, H. Samani and C. Y. Yang (2019) Object Detection with Deep Learning for Underwater Environment, 4th International Conference on Information Technology Research, Sri Lanka, 10-13 Dec 2019.

. K. M. Huang, T. L. Hsieh, C. A Yi, H. Samani and C. Y. Yang (2019) IoT Driving Assistant System for Elderly, 4th International Conference on Information Technology Research, Sri Lanka, 10-13 Dec 2019.

. Y. C. Wu, C. E. Yu, C. Y. Yang, Y. J. Chen and H. Samani (2019) Development of image recognition robotic arm system based on EtherCAT protocol. 2019 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ARIS 2019), IEEE, 20-23 Aug 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.

· H. Samani (2018) Multimodal Cognitive Processing Using Artificial Endocrine System for Development of Affective Virtual Agents. SPIIRAS Proceedings, 2018, Issue 56, pp. 56-75.

· Y. Huang, B. Jalaian, S. Russel, H. Samani (2018) Reaping the Benefits of Dynamic TDD in Massive MIMO, IEEE Systems Journal, Volume: 13 , Issue: 1, PP: 117 – 124, {SCI}.

· Y. Huang, B. Jalaian, S. Russel, H. Samani (2018) Technical Report on Efficient Integration of Dynamic TDD with Massive MIMO, https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06143

· C. Y. Yang, C. Y. Lin, S. Galsanbadam, H. Samani (2018) Multivariable Support Vector Regression with Multi-sensor Network Data Fusion. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC), pp. 4029-4034, IEEE, Miyazaki, Japan, 7-10 Oct 2018.

· K. Y. Tien, M. C. Yang, H. Samani (2018) Reinforcement Learning and Convolutional Neural Network System for Firefighting Rescue Robot, 13th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics “Zavalishin’s Readings” (ER(ZR)-2018) St. Petersburg, Russia, April 18-21, 2018.

· M. Shidujaman, H. Samani, M. A. Raayatpanah, H. Mi ; C. Premachandra (2018) Towards Deploying the Wireless Charging Robots in Smart Environments, 2018 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE), IEEE, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 28-30 Jun 2018.

· C. Y. Su, H. Samani, C. Y. Yang, O. N. N. Fernando (2018) Doctor Robot with Physical Examination for Skin Disease Diagnosis and Telemedicine Application, 2018 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE), IEEE, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 28-30 Jun 2018.

· H. Y. Lin, I. W. Cheng, Y. H. Huang, H. C. Liu, Y. H. Lin, C. Y. Yang, H. Samani, Y. J. Chen (2018) Applying Socket on Connecting EtherCAT and OpenPLC, 2018 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE), IEEE, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 28-30 Jun 2018.

· S. C. Tsai, H. Samani, Y. W. Kao, K. Zhu and B. Jalaian (2018) Design and Development of Interactive Intelligent Medical Agent, IEEE Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality (AIVR) Conference, Taichung, Taiwan, 10th-12th Dec 2018.

· B. Y. Li, H. Lin, H. Samani, L. Sadler, T. Gregory and B. Jalaian (2017) On 3D Autonomous Delivery Systems: Design and Development, 2017 International conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ARIS 2017, IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, 6-8 Sep 2017.

· C. Y. Yang, C. E. Jan, H. Samani and L. Yu (2017) Modeling IoT multi-sensory system: A recurrent function approximation by support vector regression, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Banff, Canada, 5-8 Oct 2017.

· K. Y. Tien, H. Samani, J. H. Lui (2017) A Survey on Image Processing in Noisy Environment by Fuzzy Logic, Image Fusion, Neural Network, and Non-Local Means, 2017 International Automatic Control Conference, Pingtung, Taiwan, 12-15 Nov 2017.

· J. H. Lui, H. Samani,K. Y. Tien (2017) An Affective Mood Booster Robot based on Emotional Processing Unit, 2017 International Automatic Control Conference, Pingtung, Taiwan, 12-15 Nov 2017.

· B. Jalaian, H. Samani, M. Lee and A. Raglin (2017) Affective Computing of Constitutional States for Human Information Interaction, 2017 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, George Washington University, Washington, USA, 5-8 July 2017.

· H. Samani and D. Polydorou (2017) Crossover of Affective Artificial Intelligence between Robotics Simulator and Games, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, September 12-16, 2017.

· H. Samani (2016). The evaluation of affection in human-robot interaction. Kybernetes, Volume 45, issue 8, PP:1257 – 1272.

· Wu, Y.S., Chen, C.W. and Samani, H. (2016) Development of Wireless Charging Robot for Indoor Environment Based on Probabilistic Roadmap, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics (pp. 55-62). Springer International Publishing.

· F. H. Lee, S. C. Hsiao, P. Huan-Ning, H. Samani and C. Y. Yang (2016) Design and development of a personal robot doctor for healthcare, 2016 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE).

· Y. S. Shih, H. Samani and C. Y. Yang (2016) Internet of Things for human – Pet interaction, 2016 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE).

· Y. W. Cheng, P. Y. Chen, C. Y. Yang and H. Samani (2016) IMU based activity detection for post mini-stroke healthcare, 2016 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE).

· E. Saadatian, H. Samani, R. Nakatsu (2016) Design and Development of Playful Robotic Interfaces for Affective Telepresence, Book chapter of Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies, Springer.

· H. Samani, R. Zhu (2016) Robotic Automated External Defibrillator Ambulance for Emergency Medical Service in Smart Cities, IEEE Access Journal, Volume 4, PP: 268 – 283.

· H. Samani (2015) Book: Cognitive Robotics, ISBN: 148224456X. http://amzn.to/2dtwD5x

· H. Samani, E. Saadatian, B. Jalaeian (2015) Biologically Inspired Artificial Endocrine System for Human Computer Interaction, 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angleles, USA, Springer lecture notes in computer science.

· Z. Wu , X. Liu, Y. Zhang, H. Samani, R. Zhu (2015) Backup Routing Algorithm Based on Delay Constraint in Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks.International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

· X. Zhang, X. Liu, H. Samani, B. Jalaeian (2015) Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

· M. Shidujaman, L. T. Rodriguez, H. Samani (2015) Design and navigation prospective for wireless power transmission robot. IEEE International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV).

· E. Saadatian, H. Samani, R. Nakatsu (2015) A longitudinal Field Study on Kiss Mediation Interface for Long Distance Relationships, 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angleles, USA, Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science.

· E. Saadatian, H. Samani, et al. (2014) Mediating Intimacy in Long-Distance Relationships Using Kiss Messaging, International Journal of Human- Computer Studies, Volume 72, Issue 10, pp 736-746.

· B. Jalaeian, R. Zhu, H. Samani & M. Motani (2014) An Optimal Cross-Layer Framework for Cognitive Radio Network under Interference Temperature Model, IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 1, PP: 293-301.

· K. Zhu, R. Zhu, H. Nii, H. Samani & B. Jalaean (2014) PaperIO: A low-cost 3D Interface Towards the Internet of Embedded Paper-craft, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. 97, Issue 10.

· C. Y. Yang, H. Samani & G. E. Jan (2014) Robust CMOS Camera Module Lens Calibration by Support Vector Regression, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 6 no: 2.

· M. Arif, H. Samani (2014) AMBUBOT: Ambulance robot, Automated External Defibrillator robotic ambulance, 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT).

· E.Saadatian, T. Salafi, H. Samani, Y. D. Lim & R. Nakatsu (2014) An affective telepresence system using smartphone high level sensing and intelligent behavior generation, ACM International conference on Human-agent interaction, Tsukuba, Japan.

· M. Shidujaman, H. Samani, & M. Arif (2014) Wireless Power Transmission Trends, IEEE 2014 International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV).

· E.Saadatian, T. Salafi, H. Samani, Y. D. Lim & R. Nakatsu (2014) Artificial Intelligence Model of an Smartphone-Based Virtual Companion. Entertainment Computing–ICEC 2014 (pp. 173-178). Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

· W. J. Ren, H. Samani (2014) Artificial endocrine system for language translation robot, ACM International conference on Human-agent interaction, Tsukuba, Japan.

· E.Saadatian, H. Samani & R. Nakatsu (2014) Anthropologically inspired creative design for intimate telepresence. SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, ACM.

· W. J. Ren, H. Samani (2014) Designing an interactive translator robot, SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Designing Tools For Crafting Interactive Artifacts, ACM.

· H. Samani, E. Saadatian, N. Pang, et al. (2013) Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 10: 400. doi: 10.5772/57260.

· E. Saadatian, H. Samani, A. Pandey, R. Parsani, L. Rodriguez, R. Nakatsu (2013) Personalizable Embodied Telepresence System for Remote Interpersonal Communication, The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Gyeongju, Korea, IEEE Ro-Man 2013.

· H. Samani, J. Teh, E. Saadatian, R. Nakatsu (2013) XOXO: Haptic interface for mediated intimacy. IEEE International Symposium on Next-Generation Electronics (ISNE).

· E. Saadatian, H. Samani, A. Toudeshki, R. Nakatsu (2013) Technologically Mediated Intimate Communication: An Overview and Future Directions, 12th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, October 16-18 2013, São Paulo, Brazil. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8215, 2013, pp 93-104.

· C. Y. Yang, L. C. Chang, H. Samani, R. Nakatsu (2013) Ameliorated Austenite Carbon Content Control in Austempered Ductile Irons by Support Vector Regression, Mathematical Problems in Engineering journal, 2013:Article ID 362601.

· M. Arif, H. Samani, C. Y. Yang, Y. Y. Chen, (2013) Adaptation of Mobile Robots to Intelligent Vehicles, 4th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Sciences, Beijing, China.

· C. Y. Yang, C. F. Wu, H. Samani, P. W. Lien, (2013) Ergonomic Design of an Active Alert Helmet, In Proc. of International Conference on Orange Technologies 2013, Tainan, Taiwan, 2013/03, 12-16.

· E. Saadatian, H. Samani, N. Fernando, D. Polydorou, N. Pang and R. Nakatsu (2013) Towards the Definition of Cultural Robotics. IEEE International Conference on Culture and Computing, Kyoto, Japan.

· H. A. Samani (2012) Book: Lovotics, Loving robots, ISBN: 3659155411. http://amzn.to/2dmzZ9Q

· H. A. Samani, E. Saadatian (2012) A Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence Model for an Affective Robot. In International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, volume 9.

· H.A. Samani, R. Parsani, L. T. Rodriguez et al. (2012) Kissenger: Design of a Kiss Transmission Device. In Designing Interactive Systems conference, Newcastle, UK, DIS 2012.

· H. A. Samani, J. Koh et al. (2012) Towards Robotics Leadership: An Analysis of Leadership Characteristics and the Roles Robots Will Inherit in Future Human Society. In Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7197/2012, 158-165.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok, M. J. Tharakan et al. (2011) A Design Process for Lovotics. In Springer, Human – Robot Personal Relationships, Springer LNICST series , Volume 59, 118-125, Presented in 3rd International conference on Human-robot personal relationship, HRPR 2010.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok, N. Fernando (2011) An Affective Interactive Audio Interface for Lovotics. In ACM Computers in Entertainment, CIE, Volume 9, Issue 2, July 2011. Presented in International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2010.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok (2011) From Human-Robot Relationship to Robot-Based Leadership. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011.

· A. Abdollahi, H. A. Samani (2011) An Efficacious Method to Assemble a Modern Multimodal Robotic Team: Dilemmas, Challenges, Possibilities and Solutions. Book chapter of ‘Introduction to Modern Robotics’ by D. Chugo and S. Yokota, ISBN 978-1463789428.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok (2010) Probability of Love between Robots and Humans. In 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok, A. Nagpal et al. (2010) Towards a Formulation of Love in Human-Robot Interaction. In 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Ro-Man 2010.

· K. Zhu, O. N. N. Fernando, H. A. Samani et al. (2010) A SURF-based Natural Feature Tracking System for Origami Recognition. In 20th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2010.

· H. A. Samani et. al (2010) Metazoa Ludens: Mixed Reality Interaction and Play Between Humans and Animals. Book Chapter of ‘Art and Technology of Entertainment Computing and Communication’ by A. D. Cheok. In Advances in Interactive New Media for Entertainment Computing, Springer. ISBN: 978-1-84996-136-3.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok (2010) Can Robots Learn Love from Human Beings?. In NUS – NGS Inaugural Symposium 2010, Singapore.

· S. Nomura, K. S. Teh, H. A. Samani et al. (2009) Feasibility of Social Interfaces based on Tactile Senses for Caring Communication. In 8th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design.

· A. D. Cheok, I. S. Godage, H. A. Samani et al. (2009) Intimate Physical Interaction with Robots , Human – Robot Kiss. In 2nd International conference on Human-robot personal relationship, HRPR 2009.

· H. A. Samani, D. Polydorou, T. Marsh, A. D. Cheok (2009) Emotional Intelligence Engine for Serious Game. In ISAGA 2009, Learn to Game, Game to Learn, International Simulation and Gaming Association , 40th annual conference.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok (2009) Human – Robot Intimate Relationship. In NUS – NGS Inaugural Symposium 2009, Singapore.

· S. Ziaei-Rad, F. Janabi-Sharifi, M. Daneshpanah, A. Abdollahi, H. Ostadi, H. A. Samani (2008) A Practical Approach to Control and Self-Localization of an Omni-Directional Mobile Robot, 413-424. In WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, volume 3, issue 5.

· S. S. Ge, H. A. Samani, Y.H.J. Ong, C. C. Hang (2008) Active Affective Facial Analysis for Human – Robot Interaction, 83-88. In 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2008.

· H. A. Samani, A. D. Cheok, I. S. Godage (2008) LOVOTICS : Adding Love to Human-Robot Relationships. In ACE 2008: International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology.

· H. A. Samani, S. S. Ge, C. C. Hang (2008) LOVOTIC : LOVE and ROBOTIC Affective States based on Visual Perceptions. In 1st International conference on Human-robot personal relationship, HRPR 2008.

· H. A. Samani, C. Fua, T. Chai, S. S. Ge, C. C. Hang (2008) Multi-Modal Task Apportionment in Dynamic Multi-Factor Systems, 1692–1697. In Control and Decision Conference 2008, IEEE CCDC 2008.

· M. Daneshpanah, A. Abdollahi, H. Ostadi, H. A. Samani (2007) Comprehensive Omni-Directional Soccer Player Robots. Book Chapter of ‘Robotic Soccer’ by P. Lima, ISBN: 978-3-902613-21-9, InTech Education and Publishing.

· S. Z. Rad, F. J. Sharifi, M. Daneshpanah, A. Abdollahi, H. Ostadi, H. A. Samani (2005) A Practical Approach to Control and Self – Localization of Persia Omni Directional Mobile Robot, 3473 – 3479. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2005.

· H. A. Samani (2004) CAESAR II, 187-206. Book Chapter of ‘A key to some of the software packages for analytical mechanics’ by M. R. Forouzan and M. Kadkhodaiee, ISBN: 964-8617-45-7.

· H. A. Samani, A. Abdollahi, H. Ostadi, S. Z. Rad (2004) Design and Development of a Comprehensive Omni directional Soccer Player Robot, 191-200. In International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, volume 1, issue 3.

Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-jcQ3FkAAAAJ&hl=en

Patents

Huang, Jiung-Yao; Samani, Hooman A.; Chou, Yu-Ting, Speaker apparatus, control method thereof, and playing control system, Patent/Publication Number: I603626, Issued/Publication Date 2017/10/21, Application Date 2016/04/26, Application Number 105112921. http://twpat1.tipo.gov.tw/tipotwoc/tipotwekm?!!FR_I603626

Personal

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Other academic activities

International Conference Organization:

  • 2021
    • Program Board Member, 9th International Conference on Culture and Computing, Affiliated Conference with 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Washington DC, USA, 24-29 July 2021. http://2021.hci.international/C&C
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics (ICR 2021), St. Petersburg, Russia, 27-30 Sep 2021. http://www.specom.nw.ru/icr2021
    • Technical Program committee member, 2021 6th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Krakow, Poland, 11-13 Dec 2021. http://www.icmerr.com/
    • International Program Committee Member, 3rd International Conference on Advances in Signal Processing & Artificial Intelligence (ASPAI’ 2021), Porto, Portugal, 17-19 Nov 2021. https://aspai-conference.com/
    • Session Chair, International conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-19 Aug 2021. http://aris2021.org/


  • 2020
    • Keynote Speaker, HRIpreneur Workshop: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), from Basic Science to New Venture Creation for Social Good, The 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 2020), Naples, Italy, 31 Aug – 4 Sep 2020. https://www.hripreneur.io/
    • Program Board Member, 8th International Conference on Culture and Computing, Affiliated Conference with 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020. http://2020.hci.international/C&C
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics (ICR 2020), St. Petersburg, Russia, 06-10 Oct 2020. http://www.specom.nw.ru/icr2020/
    • Sponsorship Chair and International Program Committee Member, International Conference on Image Processing and Robotics, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 6-8 Mar 2020. http://www.iciprob.com/
    • Program Committee Member, 15th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics ”Zavalishin’s Readings” (ER(ZR)-2019), Ufa, Russia, 15-18 Apr 2020. http://suai.edu.ru/conference/zav-read/
    • International Program Committee member, Joint 2020 4th International Conference on Imaging, Vision & Pattern Recognition (IVPR); 9th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV); and 2nd International Conference on Activity and Behavior Computing (ABC), Fukuoka, Japan, 22-25 June 2020. http://cennser.org/ICIEV/index.html
    • Technical Program Committee member, 3rd International Conference on Big Data Innovation for Sustainable Cognitive Computing (BDCC 2020), Coimbatore, India,18-20 Dec 2020. http://bdcc-conf.org
    • International Advisory Committee member, 2020 International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Systems (ICACCS 2020), Tamilnadu, India, 6-7 Mar 2020. http://icaccs.sece.ac.in
    • International Program Committee Member, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence, Berlin, Germany, 1-3 Apr 2020. http://aspai-conference.com
    • Technical Committee member, 2020 International Symposium on Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Image Processing (CGMIP 2020), Bangkok, Thailand, 9-11 Dec 2020. http://www.cgmip.org
  • 2019
    • Keynote Speaker, 4th International Conference on Information Technology Research (ICITR2019), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 12 – 13 Dec, 2019. https://www.icitr.mrt.ac.lk/
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics (ICR 2019, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-25 Aug 2019. http://specom.nw.ru/icr2019
    • Program Committee member, 14th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics ”Zavalishin’s Readings” (ER(ZR)-2019), Kursk, Russia, 17-20 Apr 2019. http://suai.edu.ru/conference/zav-read/
    • International Program Committee member, Joint 2019 3rd International Conference on Imaging, Vision & Pattern Recognition (IVPR); 8th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV); and 1st International Conference on Activity and Behavior Computing (ABC), Washington, USA, 30 May – 02 June 2019. http://cennser.org/ICIEV/index.html
    • International Advisory Committee member, 6th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Systems (ICACCS 2019), Tamilnadu, India, 6-7 Mar 2019. http://icaccs.sece.ac.in
    • International Program Committee Member, The First International Conference on Advances in Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain, 20-22 Mar 2019. http://aspai-conference.com
    • Technical Committee member, 2019 International Symposium on Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Image Processing (CGMIP 2019), Rome, Italy, 29-31 Jul 2019. http://www.cgmip.org
    • Technical Program Committee member, 2nd International Conference on Big Data Innovation for Sustainable Cognitive Computing (BDCC 2019), Coimbatore, India,12-13 Dec 2019. http://bdcc-conf.org
  • 2018
    • Program Chair and Publicity Chair, IEEE International Conference on System Science and Engineering 2018 (IEEE ICSSE 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, 28-30 June 2018. http://icsse2018.ntpu.edu.tw
    • Program Chair, National Symposium on System Science and Engineering (NSSSE 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, 28-30 June 2018. http://nssse2018.ntpu.edu.tw
    • Program Committee member, 13th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics ”Zavalishin’s Readings” (ER(ZR)-2018), St. Petersburg, Russia, 18-21 Apr 2018. http://suai.edu.ru/conference/zav-read/
    • Keynote Speaker, 2nd Workshop on Interface and Experience Design with AI for VR/AR (DAIVAR), In conjunction with the IEEE Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality (AIVR) Conference, Taichung, Taiwan, 10th-12th December 2018. http://www.ieee-aivr.org
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics (ICR 2018, Leipzig, Germany, 18-22 Sep 2017. http://specom.nw.ru/icr2018/
    • International Program Committee member, Joint 2018 7th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV) & 2nd International Conference on Imaging, Vision & Pattern Recognition (icIVPR), Fukuoka, Japan, 25-28 June 2018. http://cennser.org/ICIEV/index.html
    • Technical Committee Member, Interactive Digital Media Conference 2018 (ICIDM 2018), Liverpool, UK, 11-12 Dec 2018. http://magicx.my/icidm18
    • Technical Program Committee member, EAI/Springer International Conference on Big Data Innovation for Sustainable Cognitive Computing (BDCC 2018), Coimbatore, India,13-15 December 2018. http://bdcc-conf.org
  • 2017
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics (ICR 2017), Hertfordshire, UK, 12-16 Sep 2017. http://specom.nw.ru/icr2017
    • International Program Committee member, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Imaging, Vision and Pattern Recognition, (icIVPR2017), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13-14 Feb 2017. http://cennser.org/icIVPR
  • 2016
    • Invited Speaker, 2016 International Conference for Top and Emerging Computer Scientists (IC-TECS 2016), Taipei, Taiwan, 22 Dec 2016. http://www.apscit.org/ic-tecs2016
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision (ICIEV), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13-14 May 2016. http://cennser.org/ICIEV/
    • Co-Chair, Special Session on Robotic Intelligence, 2016 IEEE International Conference on System Science and Engineering, Nantou, Taiwan, 7-9 July 2016, http://www.twtasse.org/icsse2016
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics, ICR 2016, Budapest, Hungary, August 25, 2016, http://specom.nw.ru/icr.html
    • Committee Member, 16th International conference on advanced communications technology (ICACT2016), PyeongChang, South Korea, 31 Jan to 3 Feb 2016. http://icact.org
  • 2015
    • Program Committee member, Cultural Robotics; Robots as Participants and Creators of Culture, Workshop hosted at IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan. http://culturebots.org
    • International Program Committee member, 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2015) and the 20h Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2015), Kyoto, Japan, 28-30 Oct 2015. http://www.ic-at.org/2015
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision (ICIEV), Fukuoka, Japan, 15-17 Jun 2015. http://cennser.org/ICIEV/
  • 2014
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision (ICIEV), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-14 May 2014. http://cennser.org/ICIEV/
  • 2013
    • Program Committee member, International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
    • Invited Speaker, Recent advances in cognitive robotics and HR, RoSEC, Robotics Specialized Education Consortium, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, August 2013.
    • Workshop Organizer, Human Robot Interaction (HRI) for Assistance and Industrial Robots. Scientific Knowledge, Standards and Regulatory Framework. How do I design for the real world? 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), Karlsruhe, Germany, 6 – 10 May, 2013.


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RoboCup Experience:

·   Member of Philips RoboCup team

o RoboCup German Open 2004, Germany

o World RoboCup 2004, Portugal

·   Member of I.U.T Persia-Flash RoboCup team

o RoboCup 2002, Japan

o RoboCup German Open 2003, Germany (Ranked 3rd Place)

o RoboCup 2003, Italy. (Ranked 3rd Place)


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